Full-Time Faculty

Kevin Oh

Department Chair
(415) 422-4387


PhD, Special Education, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Xornam Apedoe

Program Coordinator
(415) 422-2137

Xornam Apedoe is an associate professor in the Department of Learning and Instruction at the University of San Francisco. Her research has generally been focused on new areas of STEM learning (e.g., how to integrate engineering into science classrooms) and strategies for addressing the inequities of who participates in STEM+C (computer science) learning environments (e.g., the use of real-world design problems that both deepen science and are compelling topics to diverse students). She has a...


University of Georgia, Ph.D. in Instructional Technology, 2005, University of Alberta, BSc. (Honors) in Psychology, 2001

Mathew Mitchell

Professor, Learning and Instruction / Co-Director, Center for Teaching Excellence
(415) 422-2794

Dr. Mitchell started working at USF in 1992 in the Learning and Instruction doctoral program. He teaches a wide range of courses: Applied Statistics, Cognitive Psychology, Multimedia Learning, Motivation, and Creativity. Dr. Mitchell will be teaching two of the ten courses in the reenvisioned Educational Technology program. Dr. Mitchell has been involved with integrating technology into the student learning experience for many years. He received the first "Grand Award" for technology innovation...


PhD, Educational Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara

Part-Time Faculty

Quinn Burke

Adjunct Professor

Quinn is a senior research scientist at the national education non-profit Digital Promise in San Mateo. His research at Digital Promise examines the effectiveness of different activities by which to introduce students to programming and how computational thinking (CT) can support core curricula coursework. His research has been supported by a number of state and federal grants, including awards from the National Science Foundation and the US Department of Education. He has written numerous...


University of Pennsylvania, EdD in Learning Sciences, 2012, Columbia University, MA in English Literature, 2003, Boston College, BA in English, 1999

Joy Lopez

Adjunct Faculty, Educational Technology

Joy Lopez is the Director of Technology at Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton, CA. She oversees the technology department for preschool through high school. Sacred Heart has iPads in carts for grades 1-4, and 1:1 iPads in grades 6-12. Sacred Heart Prep's iPad program is an Apple Distinguished Program for 2012-2013. Before Sacred Heart, Dr. Lopez launched the one-to-one program at Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland, CA and launched their first online courses. She has been instrumental in driving...


EdD, Educational Technology, Pepperdine University

Diana Neebe

Adjunct Faculty, Educational Technology

Diana Neebe is an instructor in the Master of Educational Technology program at the University of San Francisco’s School of Education, and is the director of faculty development for an independent college preparatory school in Silicon Valley. Dr. Neebe has taught high school English Language Arts for over a decade in both public and independent schools. She is the co-author of Power Up: Making the Shift to 1:1 Teaching and Learning (2015). Her research interests rest at the intersection of...


Ed.D., Learning & Instruction, University of San Francisco, M.Ed., Curriculum Design, University of San Diego, Single Subject Teaching Credential, English and Civics, University of San Diego, BA Literature/Writing & Political Science, UC San Diego

Kevin Zaragoza

Adjunct Professor

Kevin Zaragoza has been coined a “jack of all trades.” Bringing his passion for technology, design, and instruction into the ESL classroom fulfills his days after joining the English for Art Purposes (EAP) department at Academy of Art University in spring 2020. Aside from teaching, Kevin also works as a webmaster for the College of Alameda LSLA department and provides his own private trainings/consultations in multiple subjects that fall under ESL, technology, and design. He stays heavily up to...


University of San Francisco, MA in TESOL with ETK, 2019, University of California, Davis, BA in Design, 2017